There's a special kind of joy in sharing the vibrancy of local community spirit with your four-legged friend, and the Yarraville Festival embodies this perfectly. Held annually since 1981 in the heart of Melbourne's Inner West, showcasing community pride and inclusivity. Known as a beloved local event, it's quickly gaining fame as a go-to dog-friendly event in Melbourne.

Families and their dogs are welcomed to a day filled with delightful food, lively entertainment, and diverse stalls. The festival not only celebrates the area's rich history and cultural diversity but also places a special emphasis on our furry friends. The highlight for many dog owners is the much-loved dog parade, where the charisma of our canine friends truly shines. This blend of community spirit and dog-friendly fun makes the Yarraville Festival a cherished gathering for locals and visitors alike.

Spotlight on Paws: Yarraville’s Annual Dog Parade

The Annual Dog Parade at the Yarraville Festival is a highlight for dog lovers. Come on down and see dogs of all shapes and sizes strutting their stuff –  showing off their best outfits and tricks. Will you be able to pick the best in show? Want your dog to join the fun? Act fast to grab a spot since they're given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Eco-Friendly Vibes at Yarraville Festival

Since 2019, the Yarraville Festival has embraced a plastic-free commitment, making a bold stand against single-use plastics for the sake of our planet. The festival encourages every attendee, to opt for reusable alternatives and bring their own bags.

Location & Visiting

The Yarraville Festival is a free event perfect for families. It stretches along Anderson Street, Canterbury Street, and Ballarat Street.